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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,426 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerri Nielsen Narrator: Jerri Nielsen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Antarctic winter, with temperatures 100 degrees below zero, shuts supply lines down completely; conditions are too treacherous for planes and boats and the only connection with the rest of the world is satellite hook-up.

During the long winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of 41 people, discovered a lump in her breast. Consulting via satellite e-mail with doctors in the US, she was forced to perform a biopsy and in June began to treat herself with chemotherapy, in order to insure that she could survive until conditions permitted her rescue in October.

A daring rescue by the Air National Guard ensued, who landed, dropped off a replacement physician, and in less than five minutes took off with Dr. Nielsen.

Set in one of the most remote and desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscapes on earth, Jerri Nielsen's narrative of her transforming experiences is a thrilling adventure of researchers and scientists embattled by a hostile environment, a chronicle of marvels - and limits - of modern medical technology, and a penetrating exploration of the dynamics of an isolated, intensely connected community faced with adversity.

But at its core this is a powerfully moving drama of one woman's voyage of self-discovery and courage and the fierce dedication of scores of colleagues - both known and unknown to her - whose aid proved to be her salvation. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pandora | 2/10/2014

    " Not only is the story of this woman's journey incredible in what she went through, but to read about the conditions in the South Pole during winter that everyone goes through is really interesting and unbelievable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/6/2014

    " This was a very interesting book. I learned alot about the South pole. The book on cassette recording was not very good. The tape quality was poor and the book was read by the narrator who did just an ok job. THe story however was quite interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Thompson | 2/3/2014

    " fascinating account of living at the south pole "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erika | 1/16/2014

    " Another author I met at a professional conference and was inspired by her story. Trying, but amazing. She was also on Dateline with a video sharing her friends and experience. "

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